Er...maybe I should've made my post clearer. I meant; IW>Agriculture>Alphabet After the current order of things i.e. Wheel/Pottery/IW... My bad, should've made it clearer. Don't worry about the Settler thing, basically I wanted three cities by the time IW came around, and we've got that easily. VRA, you're up. Although Iron Working is the focus of this early game, we would be missing out on Cottage builds, so i would suggest going back to Pottery, before continuing IW and beelining Alphabet. You don't have to do everything I say y'know! Also I'm the wrong person to be asking "how many hammers does this chop"...etc. I play very much by "feel" and don't get into the "math" of it all. Louie! Grrrrr...can we kill him first? We could use a Galley as a "stepping stone" to his landmass.